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  1. Diagnosed in August, my daughter now has low grade fevers, aches, and fatigue. Several tests have been negative. What is your opinion? (14 Mar 2016)
  2. A soccer player, my daughter has severe calf cramps. Is this because she metabolizes things differently diabetic or just a regular overuse, not-stretching-enough issue? (28 Oct 2015)
  3. For the past few years, my son has had extreme muscle pain and tightness the day after exercise. Is this a side effect of Lantus? What do you recommend? (23 Jul 2015)
  4. Twice, my daughter has experienced stomach pains/cramps after eating. Her blood sugar was not elevated. Could she have been dehydrated? (8 Apr 2015)
  5. Our daughter, recently diagnosed, complains of much physical pain and behaves very poorly, with tantrums if things don't go her way. Is this related to diabetes? (31 Mar 2015)
  6. Diagnosed with type 1 in July, our teen daughter is experiencing recurring headaches. We moved recently and she changed schools, which she loves. What are we missing? (12 Nov 2014)
  7. I use an OmniPod. When I bolus, I feel slight pain. Is this normal? (27 Aug 2014)
  8. Since diagnosis seven years ago, my son has had problems with incontinence and belly. Then, his foot was painful. Is it neuropathy? (5 Nov 2013)
  9. After 54 years with diabetes, I am in good control. Lately, I have "pins and needles" in my hands and feet. Are these sensations related to diabetes? (4 Sep 2012)
  10. Since January, my daughter has been bedridden with pain after DKA in December. She also had Lyme disease, DKA again and ongoing pain. What do you suggest to help with her pain and get her back to normal? (10 Apr 2012)
  11. My teen son has developed knots in his thigh quad muscle. Could this be related to his diabetes? (29 Mar 2012)
  12. Are headaches brought on by low blood sugar common? How can they be prevented? (31 Jan 2012)
  13. Recently diagnosed, my daughter complains of headaches all the time. Do you have any idea why she might be having them? (14 Dec 2010)
  14. I have a large varicose vein on my pelvic bone. My doctor said this is probably a complication of my type 1 diabetes. Is this possible? (10 Aug 2010)
  15. Since November 2008, my daughter has had stomach pain, nausea and vomiting, followed by swelling and very heavy menstrual cycles. Have you seen such symptoms before? (12 Mar 2010)
  16. My son has goes through three one to two week periods when he felt ill, but had no vomiting, fever or ketones. The doctor feels it is not diabetes related. What is your opinion? (10 Mar 2010)
  17. My daughter has been complaining of pain when she gives herself a bolus. Any theories as to why this is happening? (19 Dec 2009)
  18. Can diabetes lead to multiple bruises on legs and would they look like brown straight away? (7 Dec 2009)
  19. My daughter has been complaining about leg and arm cramps as well as stomach aches. Is this something about which I should be concerned? (29 Nov 2009)
  20. My son has been feeling ill for a couple of days, with a backache and metallic taste in his mouth. I am concerned about kidney disease. What are the symptoms of such? (27 Oct 2009)

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